Yacht Charter LADY S By Benetti
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Captain Blaine is the third member of his family to become a Captain in the luxury yacht industry. He was born in South Africa where he lived in Cape Town until the age of twenty-one. Growing up on the beach, he quickly grew fond of the water; whether that was surfing, swimming or diving. In his late teens, he began to sail the beautiful bays of Cape Town while taking passengers out to experience the magnificent marine life and breathtaking landscapes of the area by sea. After getting a solid grounding in seamanship, Captain Watson decided to explore new horizons by joining his first luxury yacht in the Caribbean. During his 15-year maritime career, Blaine has served in the capacity of engineer, deck officer and captain. He is well versed in all aspects of yachting; from technical yacht maintenance to the challenges of navigation and management, Captain Watson enjoys it all. He derives a great sense of fulfillment from providing memorable experiences to his clients and looks forward to ensuring that your adventure on board Lady S is truly amazing.
Straight out of South Africa comes Etienne Vos, First Mate. Coming from a self-made family who worked hard to make their dreams come true, Etienne has followed in their footsteps. As a child growing up in Mozambique this “Oak” was quite the thrill seeker. Anything from fast motorbikes, fishing big game, all types of water sports, and camping in the bush. His love for the water grew from there. Landing his first job servicing outboard engines he gained valuable engineering skills. From there he went for his first ticket as Yacht Master and then landed his first gig on a yacht in Panama where he was lucky enough to cruise the Galapagos and over to the West coast up to Alaska. Now we have him serving on board Lady S as our First Mate. When he is not navigating the big blue seas, you can find him spending time with family and friends which he deeply values. Etienne Vos is here to make your stay on board exciting and adventurous.
Josh is a home grown Kiwi (New Zealander) who has a huge passion for the ocean both above and below. From being a qualified Dive Master and a great fisherman, he has a lot to offer as a fun, energetic and humorous crew member. Growing up on the north island of New Zealand and living by the water, there is no water sport that he can’t teach or get you excited for. Not only does he look forward to enjoying time with guests, but he makes it his progitive to ensure you and your family/friends have the best experience onboard and out on the water.
Adrian grew up in the holiday tourist town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As an adolescent, he became captivated by the Joys of Cooking when he received third place in a cooking contest. Adrian trained at the Swiss Institute of Culinary Arts and Hospitality in Puebla, Mexico. The Travel Bug found him working at High-End restaurants in France and the United States. In Miami, Adrian discovered the yachting world. One of his many Thrills as Yacht Chef is to Explore Marketplaces in Foreign Lands and Create Fascinating New Dishes for his guests. He is looking forward to Providing you with a Taste Sensation to Remember! Outside of yachting, Adrian spends time with his wife, two teen-age stepchildren and an energetic two-year-old son who keep him busy. He is an Avid Cyclist and Participates in Marathons with his Niece and Nephew whenever possible.
Abby is from the rolling hills and fields of Iowa in America’s Midwest. Growing up, she enjoyed sailing and watersports on the Great Lakes and other nearby lakes and rivers, which is where she developed her passion for boating. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurial Management, Abby moved to Southern California in order to spend more time near the water. It was there that she got on her first yacht as a deckhand. Since then she has diligently worked her way through the ranks learning everything she could about the different aspects of yachting. She has held leadership roles on both the interior and exterior of multiple yachts, chartered for some of the most discerning and wealthy individuals in the world, and has owned and operated her own private bartending and event company in Orange County, CA. With a passion for all things yachting and a background in event management and bartending, Abby is eager to show you the ultimate experience in hospitality and entertainment on board LADY S
Ashleigh was born in the Isle of Man which is located in between Ireland and England in the middle of the Irish Sea. However, she was raised in Cyprus for 15 years which is where her love of the ocean began. After leaving Cyprus, Ashleigh studied make-up, hair and special effects for television, film and theater at the prestigious Pinewood/Shepperton Studios in London. In 2019, she decided to make a change and joined the yachting industry in order to see the world and utilize her skill set in new and exciting ways while enjoying the sea. Ashleigh looks forward to welcoming you on board Lady S with a warm smile and providing you with an all-around exemplary experience.
Alexis ("Lexi") is the first person in her family to leave the horses and country of Texas behind and pursue a career in yachting. She has always loved the water and has a passion for travel, so yachting is the perfect fit! Prior of hopping on board yachts, she poured plenty of cocktails as a bartender in her Texas hometown and studied pre-medicine at community college. Her future goals are to continue traveling on board yachts and earning more maritime certifications while she works towards a career in engineering. Hospitality and hard work are some of Lexi's best qualities! From watersports to sunset dinners and cocktail hours, Lexi will always be there to serve you with a smile!
Richardo ("Richie") Anderson, is the Chief Engineer on board Motor Yacht Lady S. His role onboard is to ensure that all mechanical/electrical machinery and equipment is operational and safely maintained for guests to remain comfortable and relaxed whilst enjoying the many amenities Lady S has to offer.
Richie was born on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica, where he spent the majority of his life. At the age of 22, he successfully completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in Marine Heat Engineering at the Caribbean Maritime University. He went on further to receive his Certificate of Competency (Engineer Ticket) in that same year, 2014.
Since then, he has been traveling the globe on various vessels from 736 foot commercial ships to 150 foot luxury yachts. His sailing experience has taken him to places such as Singapore, Dubai, China, South Korea, India, Chile, Panama, Venezuela, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Germany, France, The UK and a variety of Caribbean countries - just to name a few. He really enjoys traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.
Same of Richie’s favorite hobbies include football (soccer), hiking, playing chess, tennis, video games, nature walks, water sports, and photography of both breathtaking views and simple scenes.